Category: opinion

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OPINION: Hacking Online Dating

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist On Valentine’s Day, campus couples exhibit more PDA than usual. That night, they’ll spend way too much on surf & turf, then exchange flowers, chocolate and fluids. They will smooch during a 90s movie starring Tom…

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OPINION: Ash Valentine’s Day

A Lenten date night guide for the Catholic college student By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist As we approach the beginning of Lent, we are called upon to reflect on our life, our choices and our willingness to sacrifice. Sometimes this…

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OPINION: More Must be Done to Replace Robinson Hall

By William Barnhart, Columnist Last year, the demolition of Robinson Hall was announced in order to accomodate space for a new building. Some say that it’s a great opportunity to improve the campus, but I think it’s a very flawed…

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OPINION: Winter Olympics: The Quadrennial Oddity

By Alexander Kenny, columnist Every four years, Americans tune to NBC to watch beautiful figure skaters, high-tech sled races, Shaun White, and dangerously fast downhill skiing, yet nobody knows what a triple Salchow actually is. We like the drama. We…

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OPINION: What does the ‘P’ in EPA stand for nowadays?

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Since President Trump took office in January of 2017, the leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken a vastly different approach to environmental protection compared to their Obama-administration predecessors. Under Trump-appointee Scott Pruitt, the…

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OPINION: Anxiety at the start of the semester

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Cite at least six peer-reviewed sources for the paper. Don’t forget to read the next 100 pages in the textbook. The exam is next week—oh, and it’s cumulative. And I know all of you have…

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OPINION: Spring Baseball Preview

A LOOK AT THE PATRIOTS’ ROSTER GOING INTO THE NEW SEASON By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Mason Baseball announced incoming freshman/transfer acquisitions for the upcoming 2018 season during the fall semester. With the spring season right around the corner, head…

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OPINION: Super Bowl LII Preview and Prediction

By Hogan Lepore, Columnist The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will face off in Super Bowl LII Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minneapolis. The Patriots look to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins in the…

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OPINION: Russian Interference: What can you do to not be duped?

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist News and reports on Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election has been unwavering for much of 2017 and so far in 2018. Investigations, intelligence reports, sensationalized news, etc. have plagued our screens. These reports may…

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OPINION: Virginia Needs Tuition Reform Now

By Virginia Senator Bill DeSteph, Contributor Last year, almost two dozen colleagues from both sides of the aisle and both Houses of the General Assembly came together to support the radical idea that a degree from one of Virginia’s public colleges…